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American Democracy in Crisis: The Challenges of Voter Knowledge, Participation, and Polarization

American Democracy in Crisis: The Challenges of Voter Knowledge, Participation, and Polarization – PPRI – Alex Vandermaas-Peeler, Daniel Cox, PhD, Molly Fisch-Friedman, Rob Griffin, PhD, Robert P. Jones, PhD, 07.17.2018 State of the Country – The Direction of the Country … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY DIES IN THE HATRED OF HALF THE HUMAN RACE. Headline at the Washington Post: “Why can’t…

DEMOCRACY DIES IN THE HATRED OF HALF THE HUMAN RACE. Headline at the Washington Post: “Why can’t we hate men?” Read more detail on Recent Law Professor posts –

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Can social media have a positive effect on democracy?

Columbia Journalism Review: “Given the seemingly never-ending litany of transgressions we find all around us on social-media platforms—whether it’s Facebook giving up data to Cambridge Analytica and being manipulated by Russian trolls, or Twitter’s complicity in racism and online harassment—it’s … Continue reading

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Democracy and the Left: Rana Responds to New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait

By Aziz RanaI tend to avoid social media, but felt compelled to respond in some way to Jonathan Chait's short essay in New York Magazine accusing Jedediah Purdy and me of being part of an illiberal or authoritarian left, unconcerned … Continue reading

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This isn’t the first time a tech boom has interfered with democracy

Ars Technica Live #21, featuring economist Bradford DeLong and Ars editor-at-large Annalee Newitz. Filmed by Chris Schodt, produced by Justin Wolfson. (video link) Last week, we had lots of questions about the fate of democracy in a world where the … Continue reading

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